Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Temple of the Lost Star

Trinity Tonks quietly made her way down the damp, stoney tunnel. Carefully she placed one leather booted foot down in front of the other, for the path before her was uneven and the torch that she held seemed to shed almost no light in the cursed pathway. Down and down she traveled, wandering further into a hidden tomb that had long thought to be only legend. Many adventurers had spent their lives searching for the treasure of this tomb in vain, only to have died in disappointment.

The slender, dark-skinned rogue moved her way around century old cobwebs and dusty animal bones with an unnatural grace. Further she descended down that narrow, stoney pathway. The air was chilly, a stark contrast to the dry, desert air of the entrance to the tomb. The sweat that had clung to the rogue's hair and trickled down her breast an hour before now chilled her to the bone, yet on she descended.

Several more hours passed and Trinity's torch had finally sputtered out. Her instincts told her to panic, but the young rogue managed to keep her calm. She continued on by touch, though she hadn't traveled far when the wall suddenly fell away from her touch.

A faint, eery singing slowly crept its way to her ears. Blindly she withdrew her daggers as the little hairs on the back of her neck stood on end. Forward she crept, stone crunching beneath her feet. Suddenly a shaft of bright light erupted from the ceiling of the cavern, nearly blinding the rogue. Trinity blinked fiercely, trying to get her eyes to adjust. Surrounding her were tables laden with treasures and large, juicy fruits. The singing became louder as two rows of women clad in green feathers all but floated into the chamber from another entry point. Upon entering the chamber, one row of the feathered women floated off to the left, while the other two the right. Ending the procession was a large figure that had the body of a man and the head of a black jackal.

"Welcome to the Temple of the Lost Star," said the beast in a deep, growling voice. "We have been expecting you."

The demigod grinned. The rogue fell to her knees and wept.



I should have put something here when I originally posted. This random little story is brought to you by a challenge that Big Bear Butt threw down a bit over week or so ago. Some pretty interesting posts have popped up from it, so I definitely encourage you to check around for them!

10 comments:

  1. ...and the varied responses continue to come in. Such variety we've penned today.

    LOVE IT!

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  2. Oooh, how intriguing! Is this meant to be set in Azeroth somewhere, or is it from some original fiction world that's been banging around in your head? Either way, it's wonderful!

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    1. It's set in Azeroth, but it's just one of those hidden, non-cannon places ; ) The main character is based off of my rogue, the story itself was just off the cuff.

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  3. OH GOD that definitely scared the crap out of me XD

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    1. Hopefully it was a good kind of scare and not the bad kind : P

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  4. Might there be more on the adventures of Trinity or was the demigod the end of her? Loved it!

    It's a rainy, dreary, day here, seems the perfect day to drag out the Matrix dvds Trinity got me thinking about!

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    1. There might be more eventually. I kind of like writing about Trinity and Tesha (along with the rest of my characters) on a whim, but I do intent to write more about her eventually.

      I hope you enjoyed your day of video watching ^_^

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